A03 Learn to Play: Piano 2:09

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Learn to Play: Piano

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Now you can learn to play
your piano right in GarageBand

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To get started choose "Learn to Play"
from the "New Project" dialog,

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then pick a lesson.

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The first piano lesson is preinstalled

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and you can download
the rest of the "Lesson Store".

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You can also purchase the artist lessons there.

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When you click choose the lesson
opens and begins playing.

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[Teacher speaking]

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In piano lesson one the teacher
covers the basics

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including key layout, hand position and chords.

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You can jump directly to different
sections by clicking on the timeline.

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And you can repeat parts you want to practice

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by clicking the cycle button.

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Open the setup window to choose
to view notation as chords name

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or standard notation.

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If you're just learning notation

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you can turn on "Easy View"

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to see the names of the notes as they appear.

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When you feel ready click "Play along"

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to play the entire song along with the teacher.

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You can repeat sections
that you want to practice

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and stop playback at any time
by pressing the space bar again.

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You can also slow down
the difficult part of the song

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to make it easier to learn.

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Than increase the speed until
you can play along at the original tempo.

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The volume slider lets you change
the overall volume of the lesson.

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For more specific adjustments

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click the mixer button.

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[Music]

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You can even record your own part in a lesson.

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To monitor your progress
and hear how you sound

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click the record button and start playing
after one measure counted.

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You can even record multiple
takes and save them

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to use in your GarageBand project.

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[Music]
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